If you’ve noticed a natural decline in the firmness of your skin, our team can help you combat that without having to resort to invasive surgeries. A PDO thread lift can combat issues like the loss of collagen, and physically firm up your skin at the same time. Our team at Priority You in Clearwater, FL, is pleased to offer this service and to help our patients discover its benefits.
How Long Will Results From a PDO Thread Lift Last?
Instant and Lasting Results
A PDO thread lift can be expected to offer instant results that will actually improve over the span of two to three months after your treatment. Even as the threads fade, your results will keep going strong. How long your results last can depend on individual factors, but many patients are able to enjoy their benefits for a year or even longer.
A consultation is the best way for our team to give you a more personalized timeline of what you can expect. We can take your skin condition and your desired results into consideration. Some patients may benefit from a treatment schedule to keep their results going strong.
How Does a PDO Thread Lift Work?
Tighten and Lift
This effective yet gentle treatment excels at lifting, tightening, and supporting the health of the patient’s skin tissues.
PDO stands for Polydioxanone, and that’s what the threads we use for treatment are made of. The threads are used to physically lift the skin, and then will be harmlessly absorbed by the body. In the meantime, this process helps reboot the patient’s collagen production to strengthen the results and aid in the longevity of your results.
What To Expect
Depending on the area you want to be treated, our team will precisely target areas of your face to achieve the best possible results. The threads will be carefully inserted below the skin, and we will then use the threads to gently reposition and tighten your skin. This process immediately creates a noticeably more youthful appearance.
Behind the scenes, your skin will respond to the threads on a cellular level. This encourages collagen levels to rise for another level of skin restoration. This comfortable and safe treatment can be finished in less than 30 minutes.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
A Flexible Range
The most popular areas to treat are the cheeks, jowls, neck, and forehead. This treatment even makes it possible to get a non-surgical “brow lift” and “face lift” all at once!
Our foreheads play an important role in many of the expressions we make in our daily lives. The muscles around our forehead contract every time we furrow our brows, raise our eyebrows, or squint. From excitement and joy to frustration, the muscles that help us make our expressions are hard at work. But what happens when we continuously use the muscles of our forehead?
The more a facial muscle is put to use, the faster wrinkles can be expected to show up. Other factors that can hasten the onset of skin laxity include sun exposure. But even if we were to never use our facial muscles, and always protected our skin from the harsh sun, we can’t delay the onset of wrinkles forever.
How Threadlifts Help
As the aging process begins to affect the forehead, you may notice that your browline looks more weighed down than it used to. You may also notice wrinkles and lines settling in. All of these symptoms can be improved with PDO threads. The gentle lifting action immediately helps smooth out wrinkles and lift the forehead for a more youthful expression and complexion.
This treatment can be used to help sculpt the face, lifting and repositioning as needed. In addition, it’s often used to help address both nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Nasolabial folds start behind the nose and can range in depth and severity. They often extend to the mouth or past it. Marionette lines begin at the corners of your smile and reach down to the jawline. PDO threads can greatly improve these folds by smoothing and lifting the areas around them.
Over time, the skin loses its ability to resist the pull of gravity. A loss of strength and structure can lead to the skin losing both its firmness and its shape. Loose skin can affect every area of the face. When it comes to the jawline, a loss of elasticity means that “jowls” can show up. Jowls can affect the jawline, neck, and chin areas.
Some patients who have experienced rapid weight changes may find themselves dealing with jowls earlier than they thought they would. We can help patients regain their face shape and use threads to support the firmness and structure of their skin.
Age can affect the skin of your neck just as much as it does your facial skin. In some cases, especially if the patient forgot to protect the skin of their neck from the sun, it may actually age faster.
The neck can develop loose skin, as well as vertical and horizontal lines. A thread lift can help all of those concerns.
What Other Benefits Does This Treatment Offer?
The Safety Factor
The FDA has approved these threads as a way to correct signs of aging throughout various “problem areas.” Our skilled team can use PDO threads to reposition sagging skin and support loose tissue, all while working with safety and precision. Our FDA-approved sutures are considered one of the safest options out there, and this material does not create scar tissue.
Results Look Natural
No one wants their results to look artificial. This treatment is a great option for patients who want to look like they just reversed the clock a little. The threads work with the natural structure of your face, and our team is able to smooth and lift the skin in a way that compliments your natural facial structure.
Gentle and Easy
A treatment that’s gentle on the body and offers immediate results can be hard to find, but this treatment checks both of those boxes. Easy, short appointments make it convenient to schedule your treatment. When it comes to surgical facelifts, a lengthy recovery period is expected. This is one of the primary reasons many patients hesitate to seek out surgical solutions for their loose skin.
A thread lift can be sought out without having to set aside a recovery period. You’ll be able to keep up with your regular schedule, work, and hobbies by seeking out this less invasive treatment option.
Since a surgical facelift requires incisions, it is expected to involve some scarring. Skilled surgeons can often minimize incision scars and hide them around the ears and hairline, but some patients are still concerned that the scars could show up or limit their hairstyle options.
A PDO thread lift is put in place with small injections, not incisions. You won’t have to worry about surgical scars when it comes to getting your thread lift.
Surgical “Test Run”
If you’re considering a surgical facelift in the future, you may find yourself wanting to have a “sneak peek” at what your results can look like without having to commit to the surgery yet. A thread lift can be used as a preview, and then you can decide whether you want to continue getting the occasional thread lift, or if you want to seek out surgery at some point.
It can be especially helpful for patients who are at the point where they want to give their skin some support but don’t feel quite ready for surgery.
A Reliable Timeline
Most cosmetic treatments require that a patient wait for their results to set in. However, a thread lift allows you to see noticeable results right away, with the additional knowledge that your results will get better with increased collagen production over the next few months.
Patients who have an important event on the horizon may find this to be an especially helpful benefit. If you have an event coming up that you want to look your best for, let us know during your consultation! We can go over your timeline together, and we’ll be able to give you personalized advice about when we’d recommend you schedule your treatment. That way you can feel confident about your big event.
We Can Answer Your Remaining Questions
If you’re still wondering if this treatment is the right fit for you, complimentary consultations are available. We welcome you to bring your questions so our experienced team can guide you along this process. If you’re ready to learn more about how this treatment can give you a beautiful lift without any surgery, contact us at Priority You in Clearwater, FL, today to get your consultation set up!